By: Paul AdkinsSports Editor
December 19, 2012
The Logan Middle School girls’ basketball team improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-Valley Conference with Monday night’s hard fought 31-23 victory over Winfield Middle at the LMS gym.
Even though LMS turned the ball over numerous times, the Lady Wolves never panicked and came out on top.
Lexi Hines once again led the Logan as she had nine points, grabbed seven rebounds and also had two steals and one blocked shot.
“Lexi is one of our leaders and she has really played outstanding ball for us,” LMS coach Carol Workman said.
Tomi Nelson chipped in six points and controlled the boards all night by pulling down a season high eight rebounds and also blocking one shot.
“Tomi gets in there and takes a beating every game and never complains,” Coach Workman said.
Steph Curry also added six points and pulled down two rebounds for LMS.
“Steph came off the bench for us and scored two big baskets at crucial times and knocked down both of her free throws,” LMS assistant coach Hazel Mollett said.
Beth Adkins had four points, two rebounds and one steal.
“Beth plays anywhere you ask her and never says a word. She is a team player,” Workman said.
Sydnee Roberts chipped in with four points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal.
“Sydnee didn’t have her best game but she battled and helped us in a big way,” Workman said.
Jamyya Knox made her much anticipated season debut and contributed two points, three assists, two steals and one rebound.
“Jamyaa handles the point guard duties for us and can break the press by herself. Tonight she was rusty, but will get into the flow of everything once she gets another game or two under her belt,” Coach Workman said.
Roberts, Adkins and Knox all were constantly pressured by Winfield’s full court press, but fought through it.
“Winfield is a solid team with a great coaching staff. They were well prepared and gave us their best. We will have to fix a few things if we want to go there and get a win,” Workman said.
In JV action, LMS fell 28-15 to Winfield.
Larra Elkins and Alexis Perry led LMS in scoring. Elkins had four points and one block.
Perry had four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Britney Welch added three points and two assists.
Steph Eplin chipped in three points, four steals, two assists and one rebound.
Alexis Cantebury added one point and two boards.
“We didn’t play very well at all tonight. We didn’t move on defense and turned the ball over to many times,” Logan Middle JV assistant Scott Grimmett said. “We have to improve on those things. But the girls are young and are gaining valuable experience.”
Maggie Doss, C.C. Knox, Zoe Browning and Jazmyne Early were credited with good defensive play.
LMS returns to action Wednesday night at Ravenswood.